Meet the Trainer Behind the Supermodel Bodies of Adriana Lima, Romee Strijd, and More

We spend a day with trainer Michael Olajide, Jr. at his boutique gym, Aerospace, to find out exactly why he’s the go-to man for his major model clientele.

Released on 4/13/2015

Credits

Starring: Michael Olajide, Jr.

Transcript

00:00
(upbeat music)
00:05
I'll start off early morning, seven o'clock.
00:08
I train pretty much all the way through the day.
00:11
When it gets later into like the afternoon time,
00:15
you know, we get our models in.
00:16
Girls that are shootin' a campaign or workin' for a VS show,
00:21
like Romee for instance.
00:23
The first model I worked with, was with Iman,
00:26
way back when I started boxing.
00:28
And then Adriana came and Kelly Gale.
00:31
Doutzen was also at the club at the same time.
00:33
There isn't a muscle group,
00:34
that if your trainer know what he's doing,
00:36
that boxing doesn't work.
00:37
It's challenging and it's fun
00:39
and you have to react in real time.
00:41
And you're able to just like
00:44
let go and almost like your body
00:47
does what it was meant to do.
00:50
And it turns into what it was meant to turn into.
00:53
At one point I was the number one contender
00:55
for Marvin Hagler's middleweight title.
00:58
This is going way back to the like 80's.
01:00
Boxing was really, really good to me.
01:02
I had a great time.
01:03
Unfortunately I suffered eye injuries and segued.
01:06
I found my way into fitness.
01:07
And it was one of the most fortunate things
01:09
that coulda happened to me.
01:10
As I went on, I was like,
01:11
I think I need a little bit more flare on this.
01:14
A lot of people, they'd say wow,
01:16
it's looks really great,
01:17
and they think it's just a fashion accessory.
01:18
But it is there for a reason,
01:20
but I try to create good vibes with it
01:23
and turn something negative into a positive.
01:25
It's helps me a lot too.
01:26
I feel like when I strap it on,
01:28
I'm like into my super hero get-up.
01:30
(cymbal crash)
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